Novelist and linguist Anthony Burgess's study paints a fascinating portrait of a man who is both one of history's most famous figures, and one of its biggest mysteries.
We need not repine at the lack of a satisfactory Shakespeare portrait. To see his face we need only look in the mirror. He is ourselves… all too mortal
This Folio edition includes an original picture selection captioned by Burgess himself, offering careful and thoughtful insight into Shakespeare’s world. As scholar Stanley Wells concludes in his new introduction, ‘its creative interaction between the imagination of a major novelist and the life and work of the greatest poetic dramatist’ that have made, and will continue to make, Burgess’s book one of the finest Shakespeare biographies.
Bound in buckram, blocked with a design by Joe McLaren
Set in Caslon
Frontispiece and 16 pages of colour plates
9” x 6¼”